GREEK 401 - Readings in Classical Greek Prose
Section: 001 Lucian
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
GREEK 302.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

If you’d like to visit the moon or spend some time in a whale, then Lucian’s True History, sometimes described as the earliest science fiction novel, is the text for you. We’ll read this parody of adventure tales (Odysseus’ experiences will pale in comparison) in its entirety, then sample some of the many other works by this itinerant rhetorician, lecturer, and writer from the eastern edge of the Roman empire. While good comprehension of the Greek and felicitous translation will be the focus of the course, we will also study literary aspects of Lucian’s work, including style and genre, and consider the appreciable influence that Lucian’s work had on later writers.

Course Requirements:

Reading in Greek for each class meeting, occasional secondary reading, two tests, a project, and a final exam.

Intended Audience:

Students who have completed two years of ancient Greek.

Class Format:

Reading and discussion.

GREEK 401 - Readings in Classical Greek Prose
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780983222804
Lucian's a true story : an intermediate Greek reader, Author: Evan Hayes and Stephen Nimis., Publisher: Stephen Nimis 1st ed. 2011
ISBN: 0521603048
Lucian : a selection, Author: edited by Neil Hopkinson., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2008
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